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  1. Module Textbook Overviews 2 items
    1. Stuart Britain: a very short introduction - J. S. Morrill 2000

      Book Recommended for Purchase

  2. A useful glossary of important historical terms that you may not be familiar with yet, and that will facilitate your reading is available at the end of John Coffey, Persecution and Toleration in Protestant England, 1558-1689 (Harlow, 2000).

  3. Other useful overviews for England 6 items
    1. Religion in revolutionary England - Christopher Durston, Judith D. Maltby 2006

      Book Background

  4. Other useful overviews for Russia 8 items
    1. Russian Orthodoxy on the eve of revolution - Vera Shevzov 2004

      Book Background

    2. Converging worlds: religion and community in peasant Russia, 1861-1917 - Chris J. Chulos 2003

      Book Background

    3. "Godless communists": atheism and society in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932 - William Husband 2000

      Book Essential

    4. Storming the heavens: the Soviet League of the Militant Godless - Daniel Peris 1998

      Book Essential

  5. Week 1 3 items
    1. Lecture 1: Introduction to the Module 1 item
    2. Seminar 1, Part 1: Introduction to Stuart Britain 1 item
      1. Stuart Britain: a very short introduction - J. S. Morrill 2000

        Book Essential

    3. Seminar 1, Part 2: Introduction to Revolutionary Russia 1 item
  6. Week 2 6 items
    1. Lecture 2: Marxism, Revisionism and Religion in England and Russia 2 items
    2. Seminar 2, Part 1: Marxism, Revisionism and Religion in England 2 items
      1. Introduction: After Revisionism - Richard Cust, Ann Hughes

        Chapter Essential

    3. Seminar 2: Historiography of Religion in Revolutionary Russia 2 items
      1. Reinterpreting Russia - Robert Service, Geoffrey A Hosking 1999

        Book Essential

      2. Sacred Stories : Religion and Spirituality in Modern Russia - Steinberg, Mark D., Coleman, Heather J. 2007

        Book Essential

  7. Week 3 4 items
    1. Lecture 3, Theme 1: The Churches and Revolution - The Collapse of Charles I's Church of England 2 items
    2. Seminar 3: A Lecture and Workshop on Comparative History 2 items
      1. The furies: violence and terror in the French and Russian Revolutions - Arno J. Mayer 2000

        Book Essential Read pages 397-435 (Pages 483-530 in print book) (i.e. Chapter 13: ‘Perils of Emancipation: Protestants and Jews in the Revolutionary Whirlwind’).

  8. Week 4 10 items
    1. Lecture 4, Theme 1: The Churches and Revolution: The Collapse of the Church of the Romanovs 2 items
    2. Seminar 4, Theme 1: The Churches and Revolution: The Collapse of the Church of Charles I 3 items
      1. Essential Readings 2 items
      2. Essential documents 1 item
        This e-book contains these resources: The Root and Branch Petition, 1640: p. 174; The Protestation, 1641: p. 180; The Solemn League and Covenant, 1643: p. 180
    3. Seminar 4, Theme 1: The Churches and Revolution: The Collapse of the Church of the Romanovs 5 items
      1. A life under Russian serfdom: memoirs of Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, 1800-1868 - Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, Boris B. Gorshkov c2005

        Book Essential Read the introduction as well as the chapter 'Myself, My Childhood and My Family', pp.51-60.

      2. Village life in late tsarist Russia - O. P. Semenova-Ti͡an-Shanskai͡a, David L. Ransel 1993

        Book Essential Read pages 31-34; 44-46; and 135-138.

      3. The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated: The Empire That Was Russia | Exhibitions - Library of Congress

        Webpage Background If time permits, explore the Library of Congress' online exhibition 'The Empire that was Russia'. The photographs were taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) between 1909 and 1912, and in 1915. To see some of the Orthodox landscape of Russia on the eve of the Revolution, click on the link, then 'architecture', or search the entire collection using the keyword 'church'.

  9. Week 5 2 items
    1. Lecture 5, Theme 2: Persecution and Belief in Revolutionary England 2 items
      1. Essential Readings 2 items
    2. Week 5 Seminars 0 items
      See the instructions for last week's seminars when preparing for the Week 5 seminars.
  10. Week 6 11 items
    1. Lecture 6, Theme 2: Persecution and Belief in Soviet Russia 5 items
      1. BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Lenin

        Webpage Background If you want to hear more about the impact of the cult of Lenin on ordinary Soviet citizens, do listen to Vitali Vitaliev (author, columnist, broadcaster and former Soviet Journalist of the Year) recollecting what Lenin meant to him in Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time programme. In this episode, Lenin the individual and the 'icon' is explored also with Robert Service, biographer of Lenin and lecturer in Russian History and Fellow of St Anthony’s College, Oxford. It was first broadcast in 2000 and you can listen to the programme by accessing the BBC's web site.

    2. Seminar 6, Theme 2 - Persecution and Belief in Revolutionary England 3 items
      1. Essential Readings 2 items
      2. Essential Documents 1 item
        This e-book includes these primary sources: William Dowsing’s destructions in East Anglia, 1643-4: p. 183; The Directory for Public Worship, 1645: p. 186; Nicholas Proffet, Englands Impenitencie under Smiting, 1645: p. 192; Thomas Edwards on the practices and errors of the sectaries, 1646: p. 195; Richard Baxter’s ministry at Kidderminster, 1647-1660: p. 199.
    3. Seminar 6, Theme 2 - Persecution and Belief in Soviet Russia 3 items
  11. Week 7 1 item
    1. Lecture 7, Theme 3: Religious Toleration - Concession, Accommodation and Compromise in Revolutionary England 1 item
      1. The Toleration Controversy during the English Revolution - John Coffey

        Chapter 

    2. Seminar 7 0 items
      See the instructions for last week's seminars when preparing for the Week 7 seminars.
  12. Week 8 6 items
    1. Lecture 8, Theme 3: Religious Toleration - Concession, Accommodation and Compromise in Soviet Russia 1 item
      1. Russian Baptists and Spiritual Revolution, 1905-1929 - Coleman, Heather J. 2005

        Book Essential Read pages 154-179 (Chapter 8: Revolution and Opportunity).

    2. Seminar 8, Theme 3: Religious Toleration - Concession, Accommodation and Compromise in Revolutionary England 2 items
      1. Essential Reading 1 item
      2. Essential Documents 1 item
    3. Seminar 8, Theme 3: Religious Toleration - Concession, Accommodation and Compromise in Soviet Russia 3 items
  13. Week 9 2 items
    1. Lecture 9, Legacies of Revolution: Religious Diversity in the British Atlantic 2 items
    2. Seminar 9 0 items
      See the instructions for last week's seminars when preparing for the Week 9 seminars.
  14. Week 10 6 items
    1. Lecture 10, Legacies of Revolution: Religion in Post-Soviet Russia 2 items
      1. Eastern Christianity and politics in the twenty-first century 2014

        Book Background Read Chapter 3: Z. Knox & A. Mitrofanova, ‘The Russian Orthodox Church’ in L. Leustean (ed.), Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty-first Century (Routledge, 2014), pp. 38-66.

    2. Seminar 10, Part 1: Legacies of Revolution: Religious Diversity in the British Atlantic 2 items
    3. Seminar 10, Part 2: Legacies of Revolution: Religion in Post-Soviet Russia 2 items
      1. Pussy Riot-Punk Prayer.mp4 10/3/2012

        Audio-visual document Essential

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